Buildings

Curtis Woods
Curtis Woods
Commissioner

The Mount Vernon Department of Buildings is the watchdog of the city’s existing housing stock; monitoring new building conditions and new building construction activity as well as overseeing the maintenance of older multi-family structures.

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The functions of the department are many and varied, from enforcement of state and local building codes, housing standards and ordinances, to the review of applications for permits of new buildings, repairs, alterations, signs, and rooming houses, in addition to electrical and plumbing work. Administrative and clerical duties cover the issuance of certificates of occupancy and certificates of compliance, vacant apartment inspections, collection of elevator fees, issuing reciprocal electrical licenses, as well as the responsibility of Architectural Review Board administration and conducting searches of department records as requested by the public.

The Mount Vernon Department of Buildings has a cohesive, committed, tolerant and professional workforce that resolves a host of problems associated with housing, maintaining construction standards and quality of life issues of citizens.

 

Recent News


Lights Coming Back On Across the City – 11/8/2012

Priority jobs are wrapping up and now Con Edison can focus attention on addressing single service issues which continue to keep some cutomers in the dark. Last evening’s unexpected nor’easter did not impede the progress of restoration although 2 trees fell last night and countless wires were hanging low this morning from the weight of wet snow. There […]

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POWER OUTAGE UPDATE – 11/7/2012

Power Now 95% Restored – Con Edison has focused its energies today on restoration to the following locations: Ehrbar Avenue – Work ongoing Rochelle Terrace/Hartley Avenue – Restored Prospect/East Sidney/Darwood Avenues – Restored North 8th Avenue –  Restored Sandford Boulevard – Restored Some customers may experience service restoration as crews begin to address single service […]

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ConEd CREWS BLITZ CENTRAL PARKWAY – 11/6/2012

Con Edison crews are now focused on rebuilding Central Parkway. A convoy of trucks converged upon Central Parkway before nightfall last evening to take the first step toward restoration of power to the hardest hit area of Mount Vernon.  Residents are urged to have continued patience. We have been assured crews will work continuously to […]

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ALERT – WATER MAIN BREAK – GRANDVIEW & VERNON AVENUES – 11/6/2012

The Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply reports a water main break on Grandview and Vernon Avenues. Crews are currently on site to excavate, inspect the extent of damage and repair the main. Customers in the immediate vicinity of the break have been notified that their water has been temporarily cut off. All other customers […]

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UPDATE – WORK BEGINS ON CENTRAL PARKWAY – 11/5/2012

Much to the relief of city officials and residents of the Central Parkway area, work has just begun to rebuild lines. Pennington School is also now fully restored. Further information on the progress of restoring power to Central Parkway customers will be provided tomorrow.  

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Permit Info | Documents & Forms


FEE SCHEDULE

Building Permit

Checklist for Building Permit

Building Permit Application Form

Items to Submit for a Building Permit Form

Construction Documents Requirements Form

Demolition Permit

Demolition Permit Application Form

Electrical Permit

 

Electrical Permit Application Form

 

Equipment Permit

Equipment Permit Application Form

 

Sign Permit

Sign Permit Application

 

Plumbing Permit

Available in person

 

Reapportionment and Subdivision Application

Reapportionment and Subdivision Application

 

Contractor’s Information Form

Contractor Information Form Instructions

Contractors Information Form

 

Amendment Application

Amendment Application

 

Fuel Oil Burner Inspection for Installation

Application for Inspection of Fuel Oil Burner Installation

 

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy Application Form

 

Certificate of Tenancy

Certificate of Tenancy Application Form

 

 

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Related News

Lights Coming Back On Across the City – 11/8/2012

Priority jobs are wrapping up and now Con Edison can focus attention on addressing single service issues which continue to keep some cutomers in the dark. Last evening’s unexpected nor’easter did not impede the progress of restoration although 2 trees fell last night and countless wires were hanging low this morning from the weight of wet snow. There […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE – 11/7/2012

Power Now 95% Restored – Con Edison has focused its energies today on restoration to the following locations: Ehrbar Avenue – Work ongoing Rochelle Terrace/Hartley Avenue – Restored Prospect/East Sidney/Darwood Avenues – Restored North 8th Avenue –  Restored Sandford Boulevard – Restored Some customers may experience service restoration as crews begin to address single service […]

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ConEd CREWS BLITZ CENTRAL PARKWAY – 11/6/2012

Con Edison crews are now focused on rebuilding Central Parkway. A convoy of trucks converged upon Central Parkway before nightfall last evening to take the first step toward restoration of power to the hardest hit area of Mount Vernon.  Residents are urged to have continued patience. We have been assured crews will work continuously to […]

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ALERT – WATER MAIN BREAK – GRANDVIEW & VERNON AVENUES – 11/6/2012

The Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply reports a water main break on Grandview and Vernon Avenues. Crews are currently on site to excavate, inspect the extent of damage and repair the main. Customers in the immediate vicinity of the break have been notified that their water has been temporarily cut off. All other customers […]

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UPDATE – WORK BEGINS ON CENTRAL PARKWAY – 11/5/2012

Much to the relief of city officials and residents of the Central Parkway area, work has just begun to rebuild lines. Pennington School is also now fully restored. Further information on the progress of restoring power to Central Parkway customers will be provided tomorrow.  

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